Indexes Tumble Toward Bear Market Lows; Vertex, Exxon Mobil, On Semi In Focus | Stock Market Today | Summary and Q&A

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October 7, 2022
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TL;DR

Stock market experienced a brutal end to the week, with major indexes dropping significantly. Uncertainty remains amid fears of a Fed pivot and weak jobs report.

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Q: What were the major indexes' performance at the end of the week?

The NASDAQ experienced a decline of 3.8%, followed by the Russell 2000 with a decline of more than 3%, the S&P500 with a decline of 2.8%, and the Dow with a decline of 2.1%.

Q: Why are investors concerned about the Fed's actions?

There were hopes for a Fed pivot, but weak jobs report and strong indicators are suggesting a possible 75 basis point hike in November and December, which has increased concerns among investors.

Q: What sectors showed resilience during this challenging week?

The energy sector, represented by XLE, was one of the few areas that experienced strong gains, up almost 14%, fueled by higher oil prices. However, rising gas prices may negatively impact the overall market.

Q: How did some leading stocks perform?

Stocks like Vertex and Exxon Mobil showed resilience and relative strength, with Vertex maintaining its levels close to 52-week highs. However, caution is advised due to the risk of potential downside.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Major indexes, including NASDAQ, Russell 2000, S&P 500, and Dow, all experienced significant declines, wiping out most gains from earlier in the week.

  • The market's oversold conditions and rebound from bear market lows were met with resistance at the 21-day line, leading to a tumble in treasury yields and the dollar.

  • Despite talk of a Fed pivot, strong jobs report and other factors are fueling speculation about a potential 75 basis point hike in November and December.

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